Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Kelmscott Senior High School
Teacher - Mathematics
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH728160

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency 

Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a motivated and experienced Mathematics teacher to join our school.  

The successful applicant will ideally have experience teaching senior secondary General and Australian and Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) mathematics courses and the ability to effectively demonstrate their knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum across all phases of secondary schooling.

Experience with Gifted and Talented students and an ability to effectively differentiate for both academic extension and Students at Educational Risk (SAER) are highly desirable. The  successful applicant will provide engaging, relevant and meaningful learning experiences to meet the diverse learning needs of our students. The successful applicant will utilise contemporary teaching and learning practices; implement evidence-based assessment and reporting methods; and be able to contribute and work effectively within a vibrant team.

Kelmscott SHS has implemented a school-wide Teaching and Learning Instructional Framework addressing high impact teaching strategies. Teachers design and deliver lessons aligned to the Framework and receive coaching and feedback. We are seeking a highly reflective teacher with a growth mindset and an active commitment to the Department’s wellbeing priorities. As the successful applicant, you would actively participate in professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on your classroom practice to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching and a desire for continuous improvement. This will involve reflecting and assessing the effectiveness of your teaching practice and cultivating a safe learning environment for all of your students.

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to utilise systemic data such as Student Achievement Information System (SAIS), National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) to address individual student learning needs. Experience in teaching students from an English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) background and those requiring literacy and numeracy intervention are highly desirable.

A hallmark of Kelmscott SHS is the positive engagement between students and staff. The common goal of inspiring students to achieve to the maximum of their academic, social and emotional potential is reflected in every classroom. The position requires a teacher who has excellent interpersonal skills and can foster positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including students, staff and community members.

Kelmscott SHS has a proud reputation of promoting students to be active citizen at the local, state, national and international levels. Students at our school have a diversity of backgrounds and we celebrate this diversity as a proud Independent Public School. The multicultural nature of the school community is both recognised and celebrated.

Kelmscott SHS is a school of opportunity for students offering endorsed Specialist Programs in Agriculture, Music and the Gifted and Talented (GAT) Secondary Selective Entrance Program. The school also offers a range of Kelmscott Extension Programs (KEP) in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities and Social Sciences. We are only one of two schools to provide Gifted and Talented online to rural areas.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Kelmscott Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information:

During the school holidays, please contact Jacquie Sandhu, Deputy Principal, on 0413 516 010 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy.  More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 19 January 2022.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Kelmscott
CLOSING DATE: 2022-01-19 4:30 PM